The DeKalb County Democratic Party will hold a Mass Meeting for local and state Democratic candidates, Saturday, February 13, 2016, to kick off the election year. The event will take place at the DeKalb County High School cafeteria, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Join us to meet the candidates for Constable, City Council, School Board, Property Assessor, and State Representative. Mr. Bill Freeman, a potential candidate for the office of Governor, will be the keynote speaker. State Representative John Ray Clemmons of Nashville will be speaking for the Hillary for America campaign. Michelle Davis a volunteer with the Bernie Sanders campaign will also speak. See you on the 13th for live music, coffee, donuts, and conversation!
Justin Potter Library's Semi-Annual Book Sale will start on Thursday, February 11 through Friday, March 4. There will be books, audio books, videos, and magazines for sale at great prices. The library accepts donations of books and movies that are in good condition. They request no textbooks, magazines, or encyclopedia please. Come by and check out what the library has to offer. For additional information, contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359.
If you never completed high school and would like to obtain an equivalency diploma you have that opportunity in February.
A Free High School Equivalency Class Orientation will be February 9 & 10 at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Doors. Participants Must Attend All Sessions which begin each day from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The first session on Tuesday, February 9 will be for registration, orientation, CASAS Testing. The second session will be Wednesday, February 10.
For more information call 931-528-8685. This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County, Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.
The remaining schedule for DCHS Basketball is as follows:
Tuesday, February 9: Central Magnet (away) 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 11: Cannon County (away) 6:00 p.m.
4-H Horse Judging
First practice will be held February 22nd from 3:15-4:30 at the UT/TSU Extension Office. This is for anyone in 4th-12th grades. We will go over future practice dates, contest rules, and start learning about horses. You do not have to own a horse to participate. Call 615-597-4945 for more information.
The Smithville Senior Citizens Center will host a Valentine Dance and covered dish supper on February 13. Supper starts at 6:00 p.m. with a dance at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and join the fun.
Any Students in Grades 6th through 12th, There are 15 spots left for the student-led trip to New York for June 8th-11th, 2016. The group will be visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building, 9/11 Memorial, visit the site for Cake Boss television show (and have a cupcake) then finish up with a New York Yankee Baseball game. If you are interested please contact Anita Puckett 615-597-2574 for more information.
Tennessee’s fire season begins October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. This allows homeowners to legally burn plant residues grown on the property (such as brush, leaves, and grass) as well as untreated or unpainted lumber. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 615-765-7373. In Smithville phone 615-215-3000. Burning permits can be obtained after hours and on weekends by visiting www.burnsafetn.org. Think before you burn.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.
For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025